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Gulfport, Mississippi 

VOL. 27 

February, 1953 




Editor-in-Chief Betty Jemison 

Associate Barbara Hall 

Photographic Grace Walsh 

Literary Margaret Brown 

Art Earlene Morrison 

Music ---- Anne Wood 

Fashion Carol McCunniff 

Society Henrietta Carlisle 

Sports - Kathryn Malucky 

Typists Susie Spencer 

Barbara Gaskill, Virginia Stokes 

Business Manager Barbara Pfeffer 

Assistant Business Manager .... Marcia Walker 

Alumnae Miss James 

Faculty Advisor Miss Crighton 

Photos by Paul Monte 1 1 

Contributors: Jane Willis, Katie Hatch, 

Jan Ratchford, Monkey Turner, Helen Fields, 
Sheila Aragon, Caroline Janson. 

^Pu/eftii^e ^^ina^ 9jiHna 

The year 1953, yet in its infancy, has many promises for happiness, for 
success, and for peace. She begins to bud forth with flowers, green grass and 
trees, and sunshine. A feeling of warmth and happiness springs forth. 

Gulf Park lacks in no way this air of freshness. Evident over the entire 
campus is the fact that Spring will arrive soon. Not only through the azaleas, 
camellias, and other lovely spring flowers can one visualize the opening of a 
new season; but through new ideas and experiences the season will be realized. 
Gulf Park girls are busying themselves with thoughts and plans of coming 
events. They await the visit to Natchez, ihe trip to colorful Bellingrath 
Gardens, and other interesting and entertaining excursions. Ideas of new 
fashions in spring clothes are prevalent in every girl's mind. With the thought 
of the warm weather ahead, everyone is planning to soak in plenty of the 
South's health-giving sunshine. Indeed, Gulf Park's face, as well as the whole 
nation's face, radiates with wonderful thoughts of fine things to come. 

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and ^^fti. Cox 

Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Cox 
made an automobile trip through 
Central and East Florida during 
the second and third weeks of Jan- 

One of their first and most en- 
joyable stops was at Silver Springs, 
near Ocala, nationally famous for 
its scenic beauty, its glass bottom 
boats, and indescribable under water 
lite. There Mr. W. C. Ray, manag- 
er, and Mrs. Ray, parents of Har- 
riet Ray, Class of '42, received the 
Coxes and showed them many 
special courtesies. Harriet and her 
husband, Robert Berman, have two 
fine children, a boy and a girl. 

The next stop was at Winter 
Haven, the capital of South Central 
Florida's orange hill and lake sec- 
tion, where they were the guests 
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Pope. 
Mrs. Pope entered Gulf Park Col- 
lege at its opening in 1921 as 
Julie Downing of Brewton, Ala- 

bama. She was the first president 
of the Gulf Park Y. W. C. A. 
Julie has been her husband's active 
partner in transforming a luxur- 
ious jungle into a tropical wonder- 
land of finished beauty, known as 
Cypress Gardens. The Coxes were 
thrilled by the water skii shows 
presented daily by world famous 
aqua-maids and men champions. 
Mr. and Mrs. Pope are water skiiers, 
and their son, Dick, and daughter, 
Adrienne, have been rated as 
champions in this sport. 

Dr. and Mrs. Cox shared the 
delightful hospitality of MoUie 
Jagoe, Class of '34, and her hus- 
band, Colonel Richard Welpton, 
in their home in the midst of a 
lovely grove of Avacado and Per- 
sian Lime trees near Homestead, 
South of Miami. Mollie lived in 
Gulfport when she attended Gulf 
Park. Later she was Mrs. Cox's 
secretary for several years. By 
private plane and automobile, the 
Welptons showed their guests many 
places of outstanding interest in 
this southern end of Florida. 

The Coxes enjoyed a wonderful 
dinner a few days later in the home 
of Maybelle Connelly, who attend- 
ed Gulf Park during the two years, 
1935-37, ^rid her husband, Daniel 
Hall, Jr., in Orlando, Florida. May- 
belle and her sister, Harold Brown, 
came to Gulf Park from Warsaw, 
Kentucky. Maybelle is a gracious 
hostess and now the mother of two 
fascinating little daughters, pros- 
pects for Gulf Park College. 

Dr. and Mrs. Dwyer entertained 
each of the three classes recently 
with a tea at their home. The 
Senior class tea was on Monday, 
January 12. The remaining two 
classes had their tea on the follow- 
ing Mondays, the Juniors on Jan- 
uary 19, and the High School on 
January 26. Each class divided into 
small groups which attended at 
different times between three and 
five p.m. A pleasant bit of chatter 
and some delightful refreshments 
made each occasion memorable. 

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HENRIETTA CARLISLE, President of Sigma Psi lota, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Carlisle 

of Griffin, Georgia. 
GLORIA SCHNEBLIN, President of Delta Chi Sigma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Schneblin 

of Peoria, Illinois. 
ANNE WOOD, President of Delta Alpha Sigma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wood of 

Woodville, Mississippi. 

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JANE BINDLEY, President of the High School, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bindley of 

Franklin, Ohio. 
JANE HARRELL, First Vice President, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Harrell, of Ada, 

SARAH YOUNG, Second Vice President, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Young, of Bastrop, 

SUE BROOKS, Secretary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brooks of Camilla, Georgia. 
JAN RATCHFORD, Treasurer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ratchford of LaFayette, 


Bedtime Thoughts 



"Whatsoever things are true, 
whatsover things are honest, what- 
soever things are just, whatsoever 
things are pure, whatsoever things 
are of good report. . . thinl: of these 
things." Philippians IV-8. 

The above Httle passage from the 
Bible is the inspiration of Bedtime 
Thoughts. Always, before Bedtime 
Thoughts began. Gulf Park girls 
wanted to think on things true, 
honest, just, pure, and of good 
report. But with the business of 
their day, a peaceful time was not 
available to calmly keep a train of 
thought as a group. Once a week 
now, they have the opportunity to 
think together in a true Gulf Park 

This group's thinking is stimu- 
lated by a wonderful family atmos- 
phere. One might easily picture a 
grandmother rocking in the midst 
with a Bible on her knee. The 
group, about on the floor, is 
captured with the thought and feel- 
ing "non nobis solum". It is said 

that civilization began around a 
family fire, for this is where child- 
ren love, learn, and think. Inspired 
thus, the girls' finest thoughts are 
brought out and exchanged, or just 
as important, their combined 
thoughts are felt in spirit. Together 
they realize and feel the calmness 
and closeness of God, the Creator 
of all things beautiful. Often at 
Bedtime Thoughts, the girls ex- 
press their thoughts reading aloud 
their favorite poems and prayers. 
Sometimes they hum or sing. They 
have discussed books of good 
thought, have compared the new 
revision of the Bible with the old 
and have shared opinions on the 
value of both. The Bible is their 
greatest resource for feeding 

Last of all, the addition of any 
Gulf Park member, is welcomed 
by Bedtime Thoughts. An indivi- 
dual's very nicest thoughts, express- 
ed or felt, are wanted. 

Santa left a lovely gift for the 
Senior Class Sponsor, Miss Brock, 
and filled Mrs. Roter's stocking to 
the brim. But he gave an even 
greater gift to the Seniors by honor- 
ing them with the presence of Dr. 
and Mrs. Dwyer and Judy, and 
Dr. and Mrs. Cox. Judy was told to 
close her eyes and not to peek as 
the Seniors presented her with a 
sailor hat and a small senior jacket. 

The girls granted the requests 
for the most favored Christmas 
carols, and exchanged numerous 
stories with their guests. This made 
the evening complete. Thus ended 
another successful Christmas party, 
December seventeenth, for the 
Seniors of Gulf Park. 

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The third floor smoker west was 
the scene of the Junior Class 
Christmas party held on Wednes- 
day night, December 17. The 
room was decorated for the holi- 
day season with a large tree, trim- 
med with tinsel and colored lights 
and surrounded by presents, which 
stood against one wall. There were 
arrangements of tall red candles and 
pine boughs on the tables. 

The girls congregated in the 
smoker immediately following the 
Christmas banquet and sang carols 
until the arrival of Dr. and Mrs. 
Dwj'cr and Judy, Dr. and Mrs. 
Cox, and Dean Crossen. After the 
guests were made comfortable, 

Class President, Pat Morgan, pre- 
sented Judy Dwyer with her gift — 
a stuffed monkey, in rememberance 
of the Junior Sing Song skit. 

Mrs. Dwyer then cut the Christ- 
mas cake for those present, and 
while some of the girls assisted her, 
others passed out ice cream. Follow- 
ing the departure of the guests, 
most of the girls returned to their 
rooms to complete their packing 
in preparation for the long trip 
home. However, one group of stal- 
wart Juniors, not content to sing 
carols only within their own class, 
went out and sang to the Seniors, 
to the High School, and ended their 
caroling at the Dwyer residence. 


On Wednesday night, December 
17, the High School held a Christ- 
mast party in the reception room of 
Lloyd Hall. The program began 
with the singing of carols and 
other Christmas songs. Anne Adams 
told a Christmas story and Sherry 
Bourne sang White Christmas. 
Then Santa Claus (Lu Shumate) 
jumped through a fireplace of red 
bricks and tinfoil and distributed 
gifts to all those present. Guests at 
the party were Dr. and Mrs. 
Dwyer and Judy Dwyer, Dr. and 
Mrs. Cox, Mr. Cooke, Dean Cros- 
sen, Mr. and Mrs. Sadler, Miss 
Helton, Mrs. Baker, and Mr. Mon- 

After Santa Claus and the guests 
had departed, the members of the 
class adjourned to the smoker for 
hot chocolate and doughnuts. The 
High School Class presented their 
sponsor, Mr. Sadler, with a movie 
camera. Mr. Sadler made a speech 
and the party broke up with many 
warm wishes for happiness during 
the New Year. 

i^a^/imn^ %t€€t J953 

Seasons come and season go, but to 
the happiest time of the year is the 
Yuletide part of the year and the 
gala events that take place therein. 
Fashions play a large role in this 
festive season as we shall see. 

Gracie Walsh arrived at the An- 
drew Jackson Room of the Battle 
House Hotel wearing her white 
metallic sheath-type cocktail dress. 
The sheered strapless bodice and 
the black velvet tassled stole put 
that added accent on the already 
delightful outfit. The tightness of 
the slim skirt was partly erased by 
the kick pleat in the back. Inserted 
pockets in the skirt added to the 
usefulness as well as the beauty of 
the dress. Gracie wore her black 
velvet pumps to complete her cos- 

Daytona Beach and the Sheraton 
Beach Hotel was the scene o£ 
Cynthia Camp's gay times and of- 
fered a good chance for her to 
exhibit her black taffeta cocktail 
frock. The entire dress, save for 
the black velvet set-in cumberbun, 
is covered with tiny white silk 
ribbons arranged in a diagonal criss 
cross pattern over black net. The 
dress has a low-v-cut neckline and 
cap sleeves. Cindy wore a long black 
taffeta coat with a sun burst pin 
placed at the throat. Her earrings 
matched the lovely pin. 

Carol Erenfeld appeared at the 
Country Club formal in her aqua 
blue ballerina formal. The whole 
theme was carried through in net 
and the very outstanding example 
of its beauty. The bodice was com- 
pletely covered with tiny rhine- 
stones and seed pearls. Frosty wore 
her rhinestone earrings and her 
aqua brocaded pumps for that 
extra "fashion wise" look. 

Another Country Club dance 
found Tene Wolfe clad in her blue- 
gold irridescent ankle tip formal. 
The bodice is entirely sheered and 
is cut in a low princess line. The 
skirt is extremely full due in part 

the royal blue net underslip. The 
detachable quarter length sleeves 
are sheered as is the bodice and 
enable Tene to wear the eye catch- 
ing dress in two completely dif- 
ferent ways. White rhinestone 
sandals finished the outfit. 

The Officers' Club at Fort Ben- 
ning saw Nancy McCunniff attired 
in her black taffeta sheath type 
dress. A large sash type belt winds 
about her waist and is tied into a 
large poof on the left side. A subtle 
red lining shows just enough to 
give the outfit a very unusual ap- 
pearance. The dress has long tight 
sleeves with a tiny cuff at the 
wrist. The slenderness of the entire 
dress complimented Nancy's slim 
figure and made her appear even 
more "streamline." 

Sally Cockrell welcomed in the 
New Year in the Century Room of 
the Hotel Adolfus wearing her 
marquisette ballerina length cock- 
tail dress. The stunning white out- 
fit is highlighted by the use of a 
colorful hand painted all-over 
design. The entire bodice is com- 
plimented by tiny accordian pleats 
as well as the high Chinese collar 
and the capped sleeves. The full 
skirt is likewise of accordian pleats. 
Sally's earrings, chosen for the gala 
occasion, matched the entire color- 
ful outfit. 

Josie Jeffers donned her pink lace 
ballerina length formal for the 19th 
Century Club's New Year's party. 
The lace skirt is a very full circle 
over flattering pink taffeta. Josie 
chose her wide contour belt of pink 
satin to match her pink satin 
pumps. The bodice is halter type 
and exhibits a very large collar. 

Evelyn Annis enjoyed a party at 
the Sunny Side Country Club clad 
in her purple tweed suit. Where 
most suits are made entirely of the 
same material, Evelyn's master piece 
had a large beaver collar, a very 
fashionable contrast. The slim jacket 
has two padded side pockets for 

that waist slimming appearance. 
The narrow skirt sports a very use- 
ful kick pleat in the back. Evelyn 
wore her purple cobra pumps for 
the final touch. 

Caryl Cowan's black taffeta cock- 
tail dress was a hit at her own 
formal party. The strapless bodice 
is further accented by the lace, 
pearls and rhinestones that adorn it. 
The frock has a small black taffeta 
jacket to wear on those cool even- 
ings out. This added attraction has 
long tight sleeves and a cute roll- 
under collar. Caryl wore her delight- 
ful pearl cluster earrings. 

The Supper Club in Los Angeles 
was the scene of Vedra Crossno's 
New Year's Eve gaiety. For the 
occasion she wore her combination 
black and white formal dress. The 
white bodice is of reeded crepe and 
is trimmed in black sequins. The 
Chinese type neckline and the 
gathered quarter length sleeves 
add still another note of fashion 
trends this year. The black taffeta 
skirt is extremely full in deep con- 
trast with the white and narrow 
bodice. A velvet contour belt is 
buckled about her waist. Vedra's 
black sequin earrings matched 
perfectly with t'iie sequined trimm- 
ings of the bodice. 

Another New Year's Eve dance 
welcomed Lois Werner in her gray 
polished cotton outfit. The bodice 
is close fitting clear to the hips and 
the full skirt begins with tiny 
pleats all around. The neckline is 
scooped and the bodice sleeves are 
capped. There is a line of dainty 
buttons running down the bodice. 
A small bow makes its appearance 
on the right side of the full skirt 
held in place by a tiny rhinestone 
clip. Lois wore her rhinestone ear- 
rings and her matching bracelet. 
Black patent leather pumps were 
the final word to this attractive 

Mary Charles Stacy arrived at an 
Open House party wearing her 
black taffeta lace cocktail dress. 
The skirt is very full, thanks to the 
lush taffeta, while the strapless 
bodice is of black lace over cbam- 
pagne taffeta. A small black taffeta 
jacket fits snugly over the top. It 
has sheered capped sleeves and a 
very large lapel on which was 
placed a rhinestone pin. Mary wore 
her black velvet shoes for a final 

Vfie't-t ^^toitie and Uea 

The halls of Gulf Park were 
never brighter than they were when 
the Student Council sponsored the 
door decorating contest, December 
fourteenth. With the aid of some 
very efficient faculty members a 
winner was picked on every floor. 
The doors, donned with silver 
sparkle, depicted angels in the 
heavens, snow men, the nativity 

scene. Christmas packages, and, 
of course, the immortal Santa 

Following the door judging, the 
Student Council entertained the 
administration, the faculty, and the 
hostesses at a formal tea in the 
Reception Room. Tea was served 
by the lights of the candles and the 
Christmas tree. 


9fhite WiH'ama6 

On the fifteenth of December at 
7:30 p. m. the Y-Hut began to 
overflow with the Christmas spirit 
as each girl placed a gift, adorned 
in white paper and gayly colored 
ribbon, under the illuminated tree. 
This was the beginning of the 
"White Christmas" party which 
takes place on the (ki'f Park cam- 
pus annually. The gifts are for 
families which need the assistance 
of someone else to have a happy 

A program consisted of Christ- 
mas carols, and stories read by Tene 
Wolfe, Monkey Turner, and Hen- 
rietta Carlisle. 

When it was time to leave, a 
satisfied feeling was cast over the 
entire group, for: "The moment 
that a kind act is completed, there 
is always gained that inward 

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Candle lighted tables and the 
smell of Christmas in the air form- 
ed the scenery for the annual Christ- 
mas banquet, when Santa Claus 
again visited Gulf Park. 

Between courses of a delicious 
turkey dinner, Terry Allen sang 
Frosty, The Snowman and Peggy 
Varnell sang White Christmas. A 
cleverly composed poem about the 
faculty was given by Caroline Jan- 
son, dressed as Santa Claus. 

Gulf Park was honored to have 
the board of trustees here during 
the banquet. Dr. and Mrs. Dwyer 
were presented with a gift from 
the student body, as was Dean 
Crossen and Dr. and Mrs. Cooke. 

After the dinner. Dr. Dwyer pre- 
sented the chef and all the kitchen 
help with envelopes in apprecia- 
tion for the hard work they have 
done throughout the years. 

The evening was closed with the 
singing of the Alma Mater. 



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A portion of the Glee Club's 
ChriGtmas concert was presented at 
the Gulfport Rotary Club on De- 
cember II by the Special Choir. 
Inc'.uded in the numbers presented 
v\ere Ave Maria by Ann Varnadow, 
^4 a donna's Lullaby by Peggy Var- 
nel!, He Shall Feed His Flock, by 
Claire Reuter and Come Unto Him 
by Sherry Bourn. 

(2oiia£.xt "^Jox Conc-Eniion 

Do you like conventions? You 
would have enjoyed the convention 
of the Southern Dairymen's As- 
sociation on the night of January 
1 6, because the Gulf Park Special 
Choir presented a program for it. 
The convention was held on the 
Deck of the Buena Vista Hotel 
in Biloxi, and it was a perfect set- 
ting for the numbers performed. 
Following a very friendly reception 
the girls sang / got Shoes. Miss Neri 
and the choir sang Shubert's Ave 
Maria. Caroline Janson, assisted by 
Ann Varnadow and the choir, then 
gave her rendition of De Blue Tail 
Fly. Claire Reuter, in a "Gay 
Nineties" costume, sang and danc- 
ed to Life Upon the Wie.{ed Stage. 
Miss Neri sang a Spanish song. 
El Reiicario, and as an encore, she 
sang "Giannina Mia" from The 
Firefly. The choir sang Some En- 
chanted Evening. Terry Allen, as- 
sisted by the group, sang Wonder- 
ful Guy. Bali Ha'i was then render- 
ed by the choir with Nyla Ashburn 
and Anne Wood. Providing a de- 
lightful ending to this charming 
program. Miss Neri, assisted by the 
girls, sang "Italian Street Song" 
from Naughty Marietta. 

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On Wednesday afternoon, De- 
cember 17, the Gulf Park College 
Glee Club and students of inter- 
pretation presented The Animals of 
the Christmas Story, a beautiful 
and stirring Christmas program in 
songs and readings. 

Before the curtains opened, the 
Glee Club hummed the song. Silent 
Night, setting an ethereal atmo- 
sphere. Deck the Halls was sung, 
followed by O Holy Night with 
Peggy Varnell and Anne Wood. 
At the finish of / Wish You A 
Merry Christmas the curtains were 
opened, revealing a stained window 
which depicted the Christmas story. 
The program was then begun. 

Ave Maria by Ann Varnadow 
Part I 
Message of the Angels 

Narrator — Rae Melhado 

Siing Gloria — Glee Club with 
Sherry Bourn and Peggy Varnell 

Rise Up, Shepherd, .In' Follow 
Selected Choir with Kathryn Ma- 

Part 11 

Message in the Manger 
Narrators — Rae Melhado, Monkey 
Turner — Lu^e IL.xii The Lamb— 

Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? 
Selected Choir. 

FLir/i Now, Shepherds— Glee 

Madonna's Lullaby — Peggy Var- 

Narrator — Rosemary Blackmarr 
The Barn 

The Friendly Beasts — Glee Club 
with Joanne Wexler, Nancy Petty, 
Glenda North, Nyla Ashburn, 
Anne Wood, Ann Varnadow. 
Narrator — Sylvia Anderson — The 

The Stork — Selected Choir with 
Peggy Varnell and Nancy Petty. 
Narrators — Rae Malhado, Sylvia 
Anderson, Rosemary Blackmarr — 
The Birds and the Christ Child 

Carol of the Birds — Selected 

The Shepherd's Story — Selected 
Choir with Anne Wood, Nyla Ash- 
burn, Terry Allen. 

Part III 

Message to the World 
Narrator — Rae Melhado — The 


He Shall Feed His Flock, Come 
Unto Him — Claire Reuter, Sherry 

Hallelujah Chorus — Glee Club 

The inspiring program left the 
audience with a feeling of warmth 
and Christmas cheer in their hearts. 

Those responsible for this mar- 
velous program were: Musical 
Director, Miss Neri; Accompanist, 
Miss Gaboon; Designers, Misses 
Kircher and Northrop; Producer, 
Miss Helton; and Technician Mr. 

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On Thursday, January 8 at 3:30 
p.m. three busses of Gulf Park 
girls headed to New Orleans to 
see the musical Jilay, South Pacific. 
Starring in the production were 
Janet Blair and Webb Tilton. 
Accompanying the group on the 
trip were Mrs. (Jilliam, Mrs. Tat- 
um, and Dr. Cooke. Dr. and Mrs. 
Dwyer and Dean Crossen met 
them in New Orleans. 

After a delicious dinner in New 
Orleans, the group met at the St. 
Charles Hotel, and from there went 
to the Civic Theatre. 

The songs of South Pacific, al- 
ready familiar to everyone, took on 
a new meaning as the story behind 
them was revealed. 

Kutest Kids 

The costumes worn at this year's 
A. A. Kid Party were by all con- 
siderations original, and it was a 
difficult job for the judges, Dean 
Crossen, Dr. Dwyer, and Dr. Cooke 
to make their final decisions. 

First place went to Ruth King 
and Mary K. Kilburn, who were 
dressed as a little boy and girl 
couple. Ruth wore cut-off blue jean 
shorts, a plaid turtleneck shirt, 
white mocassins with the toes out, 
and a space ship cap. Mary K was 
a typical little girl in her plaid 
dress with white organdy apron, 
long bloomers, and a big bow in her 

For second prize there was a tie 
and after a drawing it went to 

"Three Blind Mice," alias Joan 
Greer, Ann Palmer, and Ann 
Young. The girls wore long black 
underwear with large white 
buttons and a tail on it, red shorts, 
sun glasses, a red bow in their 
hair, and false ears and noses. 

"Three Men in a Tub" won the 
third place costume award. The 
girls were: the butcher — Katie 
Hatch, in butcher's apron and cap, 
carrying a knife; the baker — Wally 
Smith, in baker's apron and hat, 
carrying a loaf of bread; and the 
candlestick maker, Peggy 'V^arnell, 
in a Pilgrim's suit and hat, carrying 
a candle. The tub was made of 
flattened suit boxes taped to a wire 
coat hanger loop. 


Kid Party 

The annual Kid Party sponsored 
by the Athletic Association was on 
January lo. The Dining Room and 
Auditorium were all decorated with 
painted characters from the theme 
"Storybook Ball." The evening meal 
consisted of baby food and the 
dessert was candied apples. Seven 
o'clock began the grand march fol- 
lowed by the skits from each class 
and faculty. 

Refreshments of punch and lolly- 
pops were served at the end of a 
perfect evening. 

The first skit was given by the 
High School. 

January loth, "Crosssnela went 
to the Ball" due to the High 
School's ingenuity. Each member of 
the faculty, portrayed by Mama 
Throg's gang, paid homage to 
Prince Rupert. The Beautiful Waltz 
Princess, Crossenela, and Prince 
Rupert danced to the soft, melodi- 
ous strains of "Bloodshot Eyes". It 
was sincerely hoped that a good 
time was had by all who attended 
this elaborate ball. 

An Enchanted Evening of Song 
presented by Byrdit's Twirties, 
world-renowned all girl glee club 
and conducted by Byrd Bloom, was 
the Junior Class skit at the Annual 
A. A. sponsored Kid Party. Class 
vice-president Peggy Varnell, act- 
ing as mistress of ceremonies, in- 
troduced the first performer on the 
musical program as that "sweet, 
petite, shy, brown-eyed song and 
dance wonder. Little Annie Goon- 
ey." The audience expressed its 
surprise when onto the stage skipp- 
ed Katie Hatch, who was clad in 
a "little girl" dress, and who sang 
and danced to The Good Ship 
LoUypop, a song made famous 
about twenty years ago by Shirley 

Following Katie's performance, 
the entire glee club with Byrd 
Bloom singing the solo presented 
a song entided "There Was An 
Old 'Woman," the tragic tale of a 
poor woman, who after being told 
that she would look dead when she 
was dead, screamed, thereby end- 
ing the sad, sad story. 

The third and final selection on 
the musical agenda was sung by 
the special selected hand-picked 

octet, and was entitled, "I Fell Out 
Of A Window." This song, unlike 
the one immediately preceding it, 
ended on a happy note as the 
chorusers gleefully proclaimed that 
their father shot a horse! On this 
joyous note the curtain closed on a 
truly inspiring program. 

A message, in song, from the 
Senior Class diaper chorus intro- 
duced the Senior Class skit at the 
Kid Party. 

When the curtains opened Mrs. 
Coxs Cradle Roll was in its usual 
'stew on this night of the Story- 
book Ball. "Mrs. Jet Garner Cox" 
began calling her roll of the sweet 
little children, future teachers of 
(j. P. C. Harriet "Ann Cocreham" 
Barnds came galloping in on her 
stick horse, in time to say "Woah," 
or "here" that is. "Janie" Sally 
Jennings after twisting her toe 
expressed "here". A boloing and 
yo-yoing girl, Ann "Kathryn 
Malucky" Abbot made an an- 
nouncement of the yo-yo prac- 
tice. Huey Stone (C. J. White) 
snooped in; Dottie Milden (Joanna 
Watts) lifted her nose in order to 
rec]uest the return of her comic 
books. G. G. Gilliam (Henry Car- 
lisle) went up to the teacher with 
her absence excuse. 

A few sweet strains of music and 
some concert chords interrupted the 
orderly classroom. However they 
denoted the presence of Johnnie 
"Jan Mundy" Branson. Sarah 
Spindler (Terry Allen) joined 
Johnnie at the piano for a soft duet. 
An unmannerly child interrupted 
this peace with "I, Cecil Ramsay, 
(Skip Schneblin) am here" — along 
with other expressions. Rowie Roter 
dragged up and confessed her pre- 
vious nights prowling. The peace 
was again interrupted by a fight 
between neat little Ruthie Schreiber 
(Jackie Worthan) and Billy Saddler 
(Frosty Erenfeld), the boy who 
wanted to grow up to be a Phi Delta 

A tough looking little boy named 
Billy Dwyer (Ann Richards) said 
that he might be in a rut but he was 
here. With this, his playmate, Edith 
Dwyer (Carolyn Fleemen) dragged 
him off to play house. Marion Cros- 
sen( Monkey Turner) passed out a 
few apples while announcing what 
a wonderful day it was. The bad 
little girl on the dunce stool was 
Lucy Louise Hatcher (Barb Hall). 

With a voice of a sea gull or lion? 

- Mae McElroy (Cynthia Camp) let 
all know that she was present. 
When the teacher called timid 
Helen Picking (Tene Wolfe), she 
became self-conscious and had a 
terrible time trying to find her 
voice to answer. Lucy "Sue Brill- 
hart" Crighton let people know she 
was there with "uh". Josie "Red" 
Neri (Ann Varnadow) was sing- 
ing the evils of smoking to Jennie 
Brock (Susie Spencer); arriving 
late, Maud Fulson (Sheila Aragon) 
explained that her tardiness was 
due to a hot date with James Har- 
vey Robison. 

"Psychologically speaking, Em 
here but I have idearrs of my own" 
answered Ikie Webber (Charlotte 
Bishop). Anna Mae Helton (Carol- 
ine Jansen), the little immigrant 
from Turkey seemed wrapped up 
in thought. But after a trance she 
managed to say, "Em almost here." 
Sergeant Eddie de Jaive (Betty 
Jemison) and Rupey Cooke had a 
bet on who could get the most 
girls in the cloak room. Rupey add- 
ed that that is a room in which 
cloaks are hung. 

At last the roll was done. The 
teacher began the day's lessons by 
suggesting that the children sing 
their new song. They did and with 
great exuberance. 

"Oh you must have been a beauti- 
ful baby 

But baby look at you now. 
Boo hoo hoo." 

Finally came the skit everyone 
had been waiting for — the Faculty 
skit, "The Last Resort." 

"Qualm Springs' guests 

Here's to you! 

Think you're mighty fi-ine " 

sang the group on the stage. 

Led by the Social Director, the 
staff of "Qualms Springs Hotel" 
thus welcomed each new guest, as 
the audience held its sides and 

The cast — composed of Miss Pick- 
ing, Miss Schreiber, Mr. Sadler, Mr. 
Webber, Miss Kircher, Miss Abbott, 
Miss Helton, Miss Barnes, Miss 
James, Miss Neri, Miss Brock, Miss 
Milden, Mr. Branson, Miss Ander- 
son, Miss Ramsay, Miss Holder — 

pooled their dramatic (and comic) 
abilities to show everyone how 
laculty members spend summer 
N'acation "keeping Poverty away." 

In a take-off on life at Gulf Park, 
they revealed to the world the 
activities at the only Gulf Coast 
resort run by improverished 

The farce was offered with ex- 
pressed apologies to the administra- 
tion and was received with great 
good humor by the audience. 



The arrows that revolved sat in 
the center of the tables, their points 
were directed at those whose pos- 
ture was not good. At the head of 
each staircase there could be found 
a poster with illustrations of good 
and bad posture. The mirrors at 
the end of each hall had little 
white straight figures pasted on 
them. Ciirls could be seen with 
books on their heads walking down 
the halls, exercising in the Auditor- 
ium, and choosing straight chairs 
rather than the comfortable ones. 
Yes, it was Posture Week at Gulf 

Each girl was working to im- 
prove her own stature in hopes that 
she might be chosen one of the 
eight Queens of Posture. Faculty 
members were asked to observe 
posture habits and judge from their 
observations the possible candidates 
for the Queens. The faculty mem- 
bers were also given gold stars to 
award to their students who con- 
formed to the standards of good 

Tuesday, January twentieth, the 
coronation was held in chapel. 
The following girls were crown- 
ed the "Queens" of posture: 
Sherry Bourne, Cynthia Camp, 
Vedra Crossno, Jo Goodwin, 1)1 
Harrison, Betty Jemison, Paula 
Sanders, and Kathleen East. Special 
recognition was given when Monk- 
ey Turner was given the tide 
"Miss Lnprovement." Monkey de- 
serves a round of applause for be- 
ing the instigator and promoter 
of Posture Week at Gulf Park. 







Cadets On Campus 

It was a perfect clay as the busses 
rounded the corner and one- 
hundred and fifty Pensacola air 
cadets arrived at Gulf Park. Thus 
began the fun-filled Tri-Sorority 

The boys were introduced to 
their dates by the three sorority 
presidents. After a short walk 
around the campus the couples met 
on the beach for a barbecue dinner. 
As the shadows of late evening 
descended, the huge bonfire cast a 
friendly glow over the group which 
indicated that it was almost time 
to get ready for the main event — 
"The Misdetoe Ball." 

The Auditorium was arrayed 
with soft blue lights cast on the 
white Christmas trees at one end 
of the dance floor and the big silver 
glistened bells at the other. On all 
the walls were wreaths of holly and 
bows of ribbon. From the ceiling 
there were descending silver snow 
flakes, and a "Mistletoe Ball", and 
"Merry Christmas" were seen in 
silver-glittered letters on opposite 
ends of the Auditorium. 

Each girl took her date through 
the receiving line, introducing him 
to Dr. and Mrs. Dwyer, Dean 
Crossen, and the three sorority 
presidents and sponsors. Strains of 
music echoed over the dance floor, 
and the dance was in procession. 

During the evening the couples 
drifted back and forth across the 
lawn to the dining room which 
had been converted into a lounge. 
There they enjoyed punch and rest- 
ed from the whirl and excitement 
of the dance floor. 

At one o'clock in the morning 
Goodnight, Sweetheart ended a per- 
tect evening. 

The next day the boys came out 
to the college to enjoy a buffet 
dinner in the Dining Room. Speed- 
boat rides, walking along the sea 
wall, and visits to the Y-Hut were 
all enjoyed afterwards. Around 
three o'clock the Gulf Park girls 
bade farewell to the cadets as the 
Pensacola busses began their journey 
home. Although the weekend pass- 
ed very swiftly, it will not be for- 
gotten for a long time. 

Minnie Minchell 

Is the boy you were in love with 
at Christmas time still the heart 
cf your heart? If so. why so? If 
not, why not? Frosty, many con- 
gratulations on your p;n — and for 
heaven's sake, please don't switch 
fraternities again before this arti- 
cle is published. However, if you 
should — please throw him to one 
of the less fortunates like myself! 
Ann Ware, are you really getting 
married this time?? Question of 
the week: What is the relationship 
between Pat Morgan, Eddie, and 
Sonny? Also — Joanne Wexler — I 
must know the age of your all- 

American milk-drinking date 

ummmm — sounds fascinating. Why 
couldn't some of my grade-school 
boyfriends turn out as beautifully 
as C. J. White's did? Some people 
tell fish tales, but I hear Joe Ann 
Brook tells hunting tales — had a 
iiice time over Christmas, didn't 
you, Joey? And speaking of fish 
tales, Brillhart, Paul is quite a 
catch! The flu epidemic seems to 
be quite the rage these days — also 
makes life miserable for Minnie 

Minchell who is wearily trying to 
recover. Camille Lyons has just in- 
formed me that the observation 
table in the infirmary is excellent 
for posture — remember, girls — this 
is posture week!!! Has Jan Ratch- 
ford really found a true love in 
the form of Riley?? Susie, do 
white cashmere coats turn your 
stomach? Janson, what does P. D. 
think of your reconciliation with 
W. H.? Think it's grand myself!! 
Barb Hall, exactly who, why, and 
what is TUNK? Rumor has it 
that he resides in your bed!?! 
Blackie, exactly how many boy 
friends do you have? y\nn Cocre- 
ham, this also applies to you, your 
bracelet, and your radio — Accord- 
ing to statistics, a collection is be- 
ing made to give aid to poverty- 
stricken faculty members. If you 
wish to give, Mr. Webber's hat can 
be found at the front entrance of 
Hardy! That's all for now, but re- 
member that wherever you go and 
whatever you do, the bloodthirsty 
eyes of MINNIE MINCHELL will 
be on you — 


Miss U. S. A. 

It was a usual sunny day here in 
our home in the very lap of the 
Deep South, and Gulf Park girls 
were eating their usual tasty noon 
meal, when the "not quite usual" 

They had been so busy with the 
macaroni and Friday news combina- 
tion that a long sleek black chauf- 
feured sedan had traveled the circle 
drive and had drawn up in front 
cf the fountain entrance complete- 
ly unnoticed by them. 

The dining room gong sounded 
and everyone focused her attention 
en what she thought was a group 
of men standing around Dr. 
Dwyer. But when all was said and 
done the presentations were made, 
and out stepped the famous cam- 
pus guest, the petite beauty, Jackie 

During the course of her stay. 
Miss Laughery proved she deserved 
the title she won as "Miss U.S.A." 
She was more than anxious to 
answer the many tjuestions the 
girls asked about her past and fu- 
ture career. 

She first heard about the "Miss 
U.S.A." contest while dancing in 
New York with the Milton Berle 
show. She became the candidate 
from New York State and from 
there entered the California finals 
to win the title. At once she was 
snatched up by the movies which 
recognized that her acting ability 
coincided with her beauty. The 
latter reason is why she was here 
on the coast. She toured to New 
Orleans to attend the premiere of 
her first movie, in which she has 
a minor role. Her appearance in 
Universal International's Missis- 
sippi Gambler brought her a 
seven year contract and started her 
on a new phase of talent. 

She completely won the Seniors 
by autographing a special picture 
for their smoker. And don't think 
cameras weren't busy snapping 
"Miss U. S. A." 

"Miss U. S. A." is fine as titles 
go, but she seems to be equally as 
fond of her more recent dubbing 
of "Mrs." She is the wife of the 
popular singer, Guy Mitchell. 

Gulf Park was indeed proud and 
happy to have "Miss U. S. A." as 
a guest on the campus. 

1 ouiFiiamenii 




The morning of January 26 
found the Juniors and High School 
prepared for an exciting hockey 
game. Both teams portrayed much 
pep and spirit on the field and in 
the rooting section. It was an ex- 
hausting but thrilling game with 
the Juniors victorious with a 3-1 
win over the High School. Pris 
Elliot was the Junior captain. The 
team members were: Susit Bennett, 
Barbara Berkey, Pat Chapman, 
Dorothy Hicks, Ann Marshall, Rae 
Milhado, Pat Putnam, Marjorie 
Scheidler, Marty Milner, Lucinda 
Smith, Wah-Leeta Smith, Nancy 
Souder, and Martha Twing. The 
High School captain was Vi Ander- 
son and the team members were: 
Bebe Berry, Jane Bindley, Jan By- 
gate, Marjie Maloney, Pat Mather, 
Jan Ratchford, Lollie Shaw, Diana 
Swartz, Bobbie Thornton, Joanna 
Todd, Joanne Weimer, and Marcia 

The following day the High 
School battled against the Senior 
team. This was a very good game, 
and the Seniors won by the score 
of 4-1. Charlotte Bishop was cap- 
tain of the offensive players while 
Sissy Templeton was captain of the 
defensive players. Members of the 

'♦~J /I 

Senior team were: Henrietta Car- 
lisle, Ann Cocreham, Pat Craw- 
ford, Sally Jennings, Kathryn Ma- 
lucky, Ann Richards, Skip Schneb- 
lin, Susie Spencer, Monkey Turner, 
Carol Jean White, and Jane Willis. 

The final game, between the 
Seniors and the Juniors, was Feb- 
ruary 3. During the first half, the 
Juniors scored a goal. This was 
matched by a Senior goal during the 
second half, and the score was tied 
at the final whistle. 

The play-off game was set for 
the following afternoon, at which 
time two high spirited teams battled 
again for The Goat. Scoring in 
this game was identical with the 
previous game. Since the two 
teams were so evenly matched and 
both games failed to produce a 
winner, it was voted by both teams 
to share His Majesty The Goat 

The Goat was presented to the 
captains of both teams and the 
presidents of the two classes at 
dinner that night. The Seniors won 
the toss to keep His Majesty the 
first half, and the Juniors were to 
keep him the last half. Congratula- 
tions to both teams! 


Down at the stables there has 
been a new addition. Yes, Pride- 
of-Stoneyridge is indeed the pride 
of the campus. She is a beautiful, 
three-gaited horse that was given 
to Gulf Park by Marcia Wheeler. 
Pride - of - Stoneyride is six 
years old and a very gentle horse. 
She has won many ribbons during 
the past three years. At the Indiana 
State Fair she won third place in 

the Lady's Fine Harness Class. In 
this same class she won first place 
at Cincinnati, Ohio. Also at Lex- 
ington, Kentucky, Pride-of-Stoney- 
ridge took numerous ribbons. We 
all give our thanks to Marcia for 
giving up this beautiful horse. Its 
addition to the campus has certain- 
ly been wonderful and we're migh- 
ty proud of her owner and Pride- 


The Bit and Spur Club present- 
ed their annual Gymkhana, Sun- 
day afternoon, January 26, at the 
Riding Ring. The program, planned 
by the officers and instructors, was 
directed by the Club Sponsor, Miss 

The first event was the Flag 
Race. Three flags were placed at 
strategic places in the ring, and 
the riders had to change the posi- 
tions of the flags — replacing one 
with the other. 

Bending Poles was the next 
event. Eight poles were placed in 
two rows. It was up to the riders 
to bend around the poles — and as 
quickly as they could, because they 
were judged on time. 

The Lead Race consisted of two 
teams. Each girl rode to the far 
side of the ring, dismounted from 
her horse and proceeded to lead 
him back to the other side. Simple 
as this may sound, matters were 
made more difficult because — as 
you may already know — some of 
the horses aren't easy to lead! 

The Dressing Race was one that 
v\'"s throughly enjoyed by all. 
(Tirls rode their horses across the 
ring, dismounted, donned various 
funny garments, re-mounted, and 
rode out of the ring. 

Very exciting was the "balloon 
busting contest." All the riders 
were in the ring, and had a balloon 
fastened to their arms. The idea 
of the game was for the girls to 
break as many balloons as they 
could, and at the same time protect 
their own. 

The Potato Race also consisted 
cf two teams. A barrel full of 
potatoes was plaaed at the f^v 
end of the ring. The riders were 
to spear as many potatoes as they 
could from that barrel, ride back, 
and drop them in their own barrel. 

The final event was "Musical 
Chairs." All contestants were 
mounted and cantered around 
barrels while the music played. 
When the music stopped, every 
rider tried to stop by a barrel. Each 
time around, one barrel was remov- 
ed, and the rider without a barrel 
had to drop out. 

This ended Gymkhana. Con- 
gratulations to the winners and all 


%««t ^tem^ 

cauga, Alabama (Mrs. Henry 
Franklin (Jlenn, Jr.), has two 
daughters who are planning to 
come to Gulf Park in a few years. 
They live at 319 South Oakland, 
Gastonia, North Carolina. 

loplin, Missouri (Mrs. Joe Cresap), 
has a daughter, Caroline, who is 
interested in coming to Gulf Park. 

31, Troy, Alabama (Mrs. Louis 
Head, Jr.), has four children — 
three daughters, 14, 10, and 11, and 
one son, 12. They live at 315 
Murphree Street, Troy. 

Edmond, Oklahoma (Mrs. E. A. 
Morsfield), has two children, Lou- 
ellen and Dixie. 

Charlotte, North Carolina, was 
with the WAC during World War 
II, stationed in New York. Now 
that she is back home, she has many 
local and civic interests, such 
as membership in the French and 
Folk Dancing clubs and taking an 
active part in Civil Defense Work. 

Winston Salem, North Carolina 
(Mrs. L. J. Sapp), has two boys, 9 
and 6 years. They live at 86 Blue- 
ridge Avenue, West Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Topeka, Kansas (Mrs. John W. 
Shuart), has three children^Bill, 
6; Laird, 3; and Nancy, six months. 

BERNICE CROAK 1937-38, La- 
Grange, Illinois (Mrs. Charles 
Payne Heimbrodt), 10304 Insley 
Street, Silver Springs, Maryland, 
has three children — Cheryl, Terrie, 
and Scott. 

DORIS DEAN 1937-38, Topeka, 
Kansas (Mrs. Carl H. House- 
worth), 3741 Munson, Topeka, has 
three daughters — Carolyn, 9; Kath- 

ryn, 7; and Madelyn, 5. 

Topeka, Kansas (Mrs. Sig Young), 
and her husband and little daugh- 
ter, Viki Sue, 2V2, ^ire mox'ing to 
Texas where they plan to make 
their home. 

ter Ciroves, Missouri ( Mrs. Ralph 
Priesmeyer), now lives at Box 341, 
Del Ray Beach, Florida. Martha 
has three children — a daughter, 
Judith Anne, 10; a son, 4; and a 
new baby jusi; a few months old. 

ROSEMARY FAIR 1937-39, To- 
peka, Kansas (Mrs. L. E. Mock), 
has three children — Melody, 5; 
Mandy Lou, 3; and Timmy, 2. She 
lives at 1706 Avenue A, Dodge 
City, Kansas, where her husband 
is an optometrist. 

Webster Groves, Missouri (Mrs. 
Woodson Barnhart), has recently 
moved to 1930 Colorado Boulevard, 
Denver, Colorado. Nancy is interest- 
ed in Denver, Colorado, alumnae 

SUE BROEDER 1939-40, Webster 
Groves, Missouri (Mrs. Earl P. 
Paris), visited the college January 
10. Mr. and Mrs. Paris have three 
daughters and they now reside at 
.1749 Merrick, Fort Worth, Texas. 
Sue is interested in Fort Worth 
alumnae organization. 

port, Mississippi (Mrs. James Clark 
Bass), visited the college last No- 
vember and during the Christmas 

Winston Salem, North Carolina 
(Mrs. Frank Dunn), has two 
daughters, 3 years and 17 months. 
Their address is Reynolds Road, 
Wniston Salem. 


Aberdeen, South Dakota, has been 
working two years in the account- 
ing department of a Chicago Real 
Estate firm. She has been an active 
officer for both the Order of East- 
ern Star and the Chicago City-Wide 
Y.M.C.A. Council Board. Her 
picture was published in Life maga- 
zine a year ago last spring. Victoria 
hopes to visit Gulf Park some day. 

Long Beach, Mississippi (Mrs. 
William Ackerman), now lives at 
6351 Bordeaux, Dallas, Texas. She 
has two children — William Randy, 
2, and Calerie, less than a year old. 
She visited Mr. and Mrs. Cooke 
late last November. 

(iulfport, Mississippi (Mrs. Robert 
Lipton), lives in Durham, North 
Carolina, where her husband is an 
attorney. They have two sons, 4 
years and 18 months. 

JAYNE LINTZ 1939-44, Guthrie, 
Oklahoma (Mrs. C. D. Austin), 
has two children — Anita Lee and 
Gareth William. The Austins live 
at 1617 Bonham, Commerce, Texas. 

ANN GRAVER '45, Charlotte, 
North Carolina is secretary to her 
father who owns a chain of theatres 
in North and South Carolina. 

Springfield, Missouri (Mrs. William 
George King), 1527 Wilton, Spring- 
field, has two daughters, Rebecca 
Ann, I, and Tedda Sheridan, 3. 

Joseph, Missouri (Mrs. Grace Gay 
Thomas), writes that she is living 
in a beautiful Japanese house com- 
plete with servants and gardens. 
CJoing over by boat to join her 
husband in Beppu she met BETTY 
WATSON 1949-50, Atlanta, Georg- 
ia (Mrs. Thomas), whose husband 
is stationed in Tokyo. Shirley is 
president of the Officers' Wives 
Club of the Post there and is learn- 
ing to speak Japanese. She receives 

mail in care of Lt. G. G. Thomas 
062503, Hdq. 3, 187 R. C. v., 
A. P. O. No. 51, c/o P. M., San 
Francisco, California. 

Gulf port, Mississippi is now Mrs. 
Ed Hodges. 

NELWYN COOKE '47, Gulfport, 
Mississippi (Mrs. James Hadaway), 
lives at 328 Forrest Avenue, Biloxi, 
where her husband is Superintend- 
ant of Recreation for the City. 

Frankfort, Kentucky writes that her 
1942-43 (Mrs. T. S. Whitaker, Jr.), 
paid her first visit to New York 
recendy. Pinky still lives at 1060 
Park Avenue, Apt. 13-F, New 
York City. 

JOY SPIVA 1947-49, Joplin, Mis- 
souri (Mrs. John Marshall Cragin), 
is still with her husband who is 
stationed in England. Joy's parents 
visited her there last summer. 

MARCIA SEELY '49, Kenilworth, 
Illinois, will be married in March 
to Mr. Robert Parks Kline, gradu- 
ate of the University of Nebraska 
and the Harvard School of Busi- 
ness, and currently a resident of 
Evanston, Illinois. Bob is one of 
the younger members of the bank- 
ing profession in Chicago. 

FRAN FARRELL 1949-51, Hous- 
ton, Texas, is a sophomore at Louis- 
iana State University, where in 
1 95 1 she was Gumbo Queen and 
Homecoming Queen. She is now 
the recipient of LSU's highest cam- 
pus beauty-popularity honor, "Darl- 
ing of LSU," which she became on 
December 13, 1952, when she was 
crowned at the annual Christmas 
Gumbo ball, sponsored by LSU's 
yearbook. Fran was Citizeriship 
Girl and president of the Beta 
Club while she was at Gulf Park. 

Long Beach, Mississippi is now 
living at the Rehearsal Club, 47 
West 53rd Street, New York City, 
where she is teaching in the Fred 
Astaire dance studios. 

ANNE SINGER '51, Litde Rock, 
Arkansas, is engaged to marry Mr. 
Robert St. Pierre of Salem, Mas- 
sachusetts. Anne graduated last 
June from the University of Ark- 
ansas where she was affiliated 
with Zeta Tau Alpha. Bob, a Sig- 

ma Chi, is now attending the Uni- 
versity where he is a member of 
the football team. Anne spent the 
Christmas holidays with Bob and 
his family in Salem, and at that 
'51, Needham, Massachusetts, who 
is also engaged. Both Anne and 
Cynthia plan to be married around 
the first of August. 


46, Litde Rock, Arkansas, to Mr. 
James Mcllhany Thomson II, No- 
vember 15, 1952. 

EN 1946-48, Waveland, Mississippi, 
to Mr. Bruce Wylie Wallace, Fri- 
day, October 10, 1952, Holy Rosary 
Catholic Church, Houston, Texas. 

MARY KOENNEN 1946-48, 
Gulfport, Mississippi, to Mr. 
Charles A. Bus, Jr., June 
15, 1952, St. John's Catholic Church, 
Gulfport. They have bought a new 
home at 643 Southeast Eighth 
Street, Grand Prairie, Texas, and 
Mary says she has been very happy 
making several new Gulf Park 
acquaintances there. 

West Durham, North Carolina, 
was married last August to Mr. 
Charles Harris. They have just re- 
turned from a honeymoon in 
Europe and have moved into a 
new apartment. 

MARILYN VETTER 1948-49, St. 
Louis County, Missouri, to Mr. 
Donald P. Murray, last June. They 
now live at 9176 Eager Road, St. 
Louis County 17, St. Louis, Mis- 

MARY CLAYTON '49, Hannibal, 
Missouri, to Mr. James Everett 
Spence, Jr., November 11, 1952. 
Mr. Spence is a lieutenant in the 
United States Air Force. 

lumbus, Georgia, to Mr. J. King 
Woolf, Jr., of New Orleans, Louis- 
iana, June 28, 1952, St. Luke's 
Methodist Church, Columbus, 
Georgia. Their address is 347 West 
Parker Boulevard , Baton Rouge, 

1948-50, Oak Grove, Louisiana, to 
Mr. John Arch O'Neal, Friday, 
January 30, First Methodist Church, 
Oak Grove. 

lumbus, Georgia, to Mr. Eugene 
Hudson, November 29, 1952, First 
Baptist Church, Columbus. MAR- 
JORIE GAMMON '50, Jackson, 
Mississippi, served as one of the 
bridesmaids. Kathryn now lives at 
2620 18th Avenue, Columbus, 

1949-51, Newark, Ohio, to Mr. 
Gerry Chandler Olsen, December 
28, 1952, Westminster Chapel, 
Second Presbyterian Church, Ne- 
wark, Ohio. 

BEVERLY EVANS '51, Grosse Tie, 
Michigan, to Pfc. John Mulligan, 
April 26, 1952. They are now in 
Colorado Springs while Pfc. Mulli- 
gan is serving in the Air Force. 

out Mountain, Tennessee, to Mr. 
James Bennett, November i, 1952. 
Their address is 78 West Broad 
Street, Ozark, Alabama. 

PATRICIA KAIN 1951-52, Wina- 
mac, Indiana, to Mr. Ed Holbrook, 
last summer. They now live at 
R. R. No. 3, Winamac. Patsy visit- 
ed Mrs. Gilliam and other friends 
in Hardy Hall December 8. 


to Mr. and Mrs. WALTER TEEL 
(EMILE JONES '34, Gulfport, 
Mississippi), a son, November 25, 
1952. They live at 1709 25th Ave- 
nue, Gulfport. 

to Mr. and Mrs. Marion James 
Stooker (VIRGINIA JACOB Y '42, 
Alton, Illinois), a son, Richard 
Allen, December 2, 1952. The 
Stookers live at 2436 Sanford Ave- 
nue, Alton, Illinois. 

to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stanton 
EVANS, '45, Edenton, North Caro- 
lina), a son, Arthur Stanton Cooper 
III, August 20, 1952. Mr. Cooper is 
a design engineer for the Tide- 
water Construction Corporation, and 
they are now living at 7723 Ruth- 
ven Road, Norfolk, Virginia. 


to Mr. and Mrs. Emory McCord 
Folmar (ANITA PIERCE '50, 
Dyersburg, Tennessee), a son, Wil- 
liam Bibb Folmar III, December 
4, 1952. 

to Mr. and Mrs. John Edwin 
'50, Greenwood, Mississippi), a 
daughter, Charlotte, September 22, 
1952. Their address is 1507 21st 
Avenue, Gullport. 

to Lt. and Mrs. William R. Cole- 
'51, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a 
daughter, Ann, December 8. 

^^K^ed ^cCcOie^^e^ 

Pass Christian, Mississippi ( Mrs. 
Malcolm L. Dinwiddie), 5424 Pitt 
Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

New Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. H. 
C. Ball), 1623 General Pershing 
Street, New Orleans. 

Sioux City, Iowa (Mrs. Anthony 
E. Flamer), 11673 Winding Way, 
Los Altos, California. 

Gulfport, Mississippi (Mrs. George 
Dinwiddie), 2406 Prytania, New 

Grand Rapids, Michigan (Mrs. 
Gerald Miller), 3716 Potomac Ave- 
nue, Fort Worth, Texas. 

HELEN FINGER '30, FayetteviUe, 
Arkansas (Mrs. Robert A. Leflar), 
48 West Eleventh Street, New York 

port, Mississippi (Mrs. Carey Al- 
len), 6205 Calmont, Fort Worth, 

HERMINE BOOTH '33, Meridian, 
Mississippi (Mrs. Harold M. 
Davis), 3109 Knox Avenue, Salem, 

Gadsden, Alabama (Mrs. T. J. 
Morrison), 1190 Alfonso Avenue, 
Coral Gables, Florida. 

36, Troy, Alabama (Mrs. John W. 
Renfroe), 505 Flavia Circle, Troy, 

GENEVIEVE KEY 1933-34, Okla- 
homa City, Oklahoma (Mrs. Gene- 
vieve Harper) lives at 7545 Hia- 
watha, Richmond Heights, Mis- 

Springfield, Missouri (Mrs. Arthur 
Richard Weigel, Jr.), 939 Kings- 
bury, Springfield. 

My\RY ELAM '36, Indianapolis, 
Indiana (Mrs. Howard Roorbach), 
4519 Sleasford Road, Bethesda, 

'37, Sanatorium, Mississippi (Mrs. 
Paul N. Jolly), 662 Compton Road, 
Cincinnati 15, Ohio. 

MAE CAMPBELL '38, Log Town, 
Mississippi (Mrs. Joseph R. Arm- 
strong), 390 Marion Drive, Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

Springfield, Missouri (Mrs. Frede- 
rick David Shellabarger), 1120 
South Delaware, Springfield. 

41, New Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. 
Richard P. Egan), 3902 Cam- 
bronne. New Orleans. 

port, Mississippi (Mrs. John V. 
Kicklighter), McDonald Heights 
Apartments, No. 5-D, Cleveland 
Street, Greenville, South Carolina. 

BETTINA MCVEY '41, Indiana- 
polis, Indiana (Mrs. C. E. Can- 
field), 2390 East Lindmont Court, 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

Lexington, Illinois (Mrs. Shirley 
Van Dolah Mollenkamp), 2862 
Lenox Road, Northeast, Atlanta, 

MARGERY MACK 1941-42, 
Springfield, Missouri (Mrs. John 
T. Wetzel) 1650 East Catalpa 
Street, Springfield. 

kin, Texas (Mrs. James R. Pattee), 
Pecos, Texas. 

BONNIE MURRAY '42, Middle- 
town, Ohio, lives at 3809 West 
Monon Street, Los Angeles 27, 

DORIS WINKLER '42, Indiana- 
polis, Indiana, now lives at 4580 
North Meridian, Indianapolis 8. 

VIRGINIA REETZ 1943-44, Sha- 
wano, Wisconsin, lives at 237 East 
15th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

BETSY CANSLER 1945-46, Char- 
lotte, North Carolina (Mrs. Charles 
L. C. Thomas, Jr.), 201 Wales 
Avenue, Charlotte. 

BARBARA KLEIN '45, Daven- 
port, Iowa (Mrs. Richard Lee 
Karll), 1740 Jersey Ridge Road, 

SUE ANN BASKIN '46, Shreve- 
port, Louisiana (Mrs. Louis Reed 
Roberts), 3204 Allison Avenue, Port 
Arthur, Texas. 

Oklahoma (Mrs. Frederick Newton 
Davis, Jr.), 7064 Eastlawn Drive, 
Cincinnati 37, Ohio. 

DORIS POUNDS 46, Pensacola, 
Florida (Mrs. William George 
Milner), 519 School House Lane, 
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. 

SUE PETTUS 1946-47, Eufaula, 
Oklahoma (Mrs. William James 
Reynolds), 1303 George, Norman, 

MARY REETZ 1946-47, Shawano, 
Wisconsin is at the Pi Beta Phi 
House, Bloomington, Indiana. 

Holdenville, Oklahoma (Mrs. Ross 
W. Cummings), care of Mr. Tom 
R. Phillips, 501 East Ninth Street, 

MARTHA PEACOCK '49, Shreve- 
port, Louisiana (Mrs. John Dart), 
2819 Carondelet, New Orleans. 

MARY JANE SMITH '49, Omaha, 
Nebraska (Mrs. Phillip R. Sheri- 
dan), 305 South 13 Place, Norfolk, 

roe Texas (Mrs. Milton E. Buck- 
haults), writes: "My, how long it 
has been! But. . .all the wonderful 
things of Gulf Park still remain in 
my heart. . . Milton and I now have 
a new daughter, Lynn, almost a 
year old, so that makes three future 
G. P. C.'ers." Frances has twin 
daughters, Vanna Bess and Julia 
Jean, six years old. Her address has 
been changed to 3212 Larry Lane, 
Austin, Texas. 


NANCY GRAHAM 1947-49, West 
Plains (Mrs. Charles H. Finch) 
writes: "Charles is still in Korea. 
He expects to be home sometime 
in August. I certainly do miss him. 
Cherrie weighs 12 lbs., 2 ozs. She's 
a fatty and so cute." Nancy's ad- 
dress is still Box 3026 T. S. C. W., 
Denton, Texas. 

ANITA PIERCE '50, Dyersburg, 
Tennessee ( Mrs. Emory McCord 
Folmar), writes: "We married 
February 2. Emory, my husband, 
left for Korea in July and is there 
now. My son, born December 4, 
weighed 8 lb. 7^/^ oz., and is nam- 
ed for his great-grandfather. . . I am 
staying with my family while he 
(Emory) is overseas. I heard from 
Robert E. Wynn), and read where 
(Mrs. M. H. Wallace, Jr.), was 
married. I want to come down this 
spring to visit, maybe at commence- 
ment. . . Emory was wounded, re- 
ceived a promotion to first lieu- 
tenant, and was decorated with the 
Silver Star early in October." Anita 
receives mail at Box 245, Dyers- 

ton, West Virginia (Mrs. Lew 
Wallace Friend), writes: "Just a 
brief note. Patricia Gay was born 
April 13, 1951 — is now a bouncing 
tiny bit of mischief. We're with my 

family now while Wally's in Korea 
(Navy) — he'll be back sometime in 
March. Will write more when I 
have a chance. Best wishes to every- 





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Located on 25th Ave at the Gulf 


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Mobile, Alabama 

Phone 3974 

Phone 3-5463 


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Phone 130 


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2507- 14th Street 



Next to Paramount Theatre 

For Appetizing Foods and the Best 
Of Fountain Service 

Your RCA 
Victor Dealer 

Phonograph Records 

Oberlies Radio Shop 

2410 - 14th Street 
Phone 2221 

For full information concerning 
Gulfport and the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast 
Write, wire, or call 

The Gulfport 
Chamber of Commerce 

Sam K. Williams, Secretary-Manager 

Joseph K. Fasold 

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2412 14th Street, Gulfport, Miss. 



Patronized by faculty and students 
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Dependable Transportation for the 

People of the 

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Personal income in this country reached a total of 
1269,100,000,000 in 1952. Of this staggering 
amount, $248,000,000,000 was spent for goods, 
food, services and taxes, and $20,300,000 was 

Though these colossal sums are beyond the reach 
of those of us who deal in small fgures, they simp- 
ly mean that the average American earner in 1952 
saved less than eight percent of what he made. 

What men have saved in USA provides a 
substantial backlog against the time when 
this money might come in handy. It is estimat- 
ed that American people have put by $500,000,- 
000,000 in various kinds of savings — that's half 
a trillion dollars, if that figure means anything to 
anyone not having a statistical mind. By far the 
biggest single chunk of savings is in bank accounts. 

This information is timely, for the new adminis- 
tration in Washington is committed to a program 

of federal economy. Should it keep faith with its 
promises and with the people who voted for a 
change in policy, emphasis will be put on saving 
rather than on spending by our public servants. 
It is not too much to hope that the dollar will be 
restored to something of its former value. 

In other words, a saved dollar will cease to shrink 
in purchasing power and will be worth keeping. 

If you are among the many in 1953 who salt 
down something in a savings account as a regular 
habit, you should have few if any financial 
worries. There is no security on earth quite so 
satisfying as a substantial bank account and no 
experience so gratifying as building one's fortunes 
through consistent saving. 

Every dollar saved at personal sacrifice adds to 
the Strength, Stability and Integrity of the in- 
dividual. One way to build character is to build 
your fnancial security in a strong bank. 

We Tlirive On Thrift 


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